Coronavirus – training course update

Due to the recent advice issued from the government regarding coronavirus, we have made the difficult decision to postpone all courses and training sessions available from our Employment, Support and Training (EST) team until further notice.

We apologise for any disappointment or inconvenience this may cause, and thank you for your understanding.

Please be assured that we are closely following the developments and advice from the government regarding coronavirus, and will rearrange our courses and training sessions as soon as possible. We’ll be in touch again soon to advise on the new date(s) of your course.

To assist you in the meantime, we’re in the process of setting up a one-to-one telephone support service. This will include advice and help on writing your CV, developing interview skills, careers advice, apprenticeships, self-employment and much more. We’ll share full details of the service and the dedicated telephone number as soon as we can.

If you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to contact us at or call 0800 432 0570.


Gain the skills and qualifications you need to progress…

Whether you are looking to increase your confidence, learn a new skill or gain a qualification in a work-related area, the Employment Support and Training team can help find relevant training near you and in some circumstances may be able to assist with funding.

Having supported over 2000 residents with their training needs, our team has developed excellent partnerships with local colleges and training providers and have an extensive knowledge of the huge variety of courses out there. If there’s something you want to learn then let us know and we’ll help make your ambitions a reality.

Below is a selection of our current training opportunities, for more information please call the EST team on 0800 432 0570 or email

Training providers

Do you offer training and qualifications?

A large element of the work the Employment Support and Training team deliver is providing our residents with the opportunity to gain knowledge, skills and qualifications needed to boost their confidence and employability.  If you are a training provider then we would encourage you to contact us to tell us about the opportunities you offer.  We also work in partnership with professionals and organisations that facilitate and deliver bespoke training.

Employment, Support & Training links

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